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Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Not Rated
119 min | Drama, War

As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.
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Writers
Peter Viertel (screenplay) | George Howe (novel "Call It Treason")
Cinematographer
Franz Planer (as Frank Planer)
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Status
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Updated Dec 21, 1951

Release date
Dec 21, 1951 (United States)

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Richard Basehart
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Gary Merrill
Col. Devlin Col. Devlin   See fewer
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Oskar Werner
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Hildegard Knef
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O.E. Hasse
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Wilfried Seyferth
Heinz Scholtz - SS Man (as Wilfried Seyfert) Heinz Scholtz - SS Man (as Wilfried Seyfert)   See fewer
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Hans Christian Blech
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Helene Thimig
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Robert Freitag
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George Tyne
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C.A. Amos
Self (as C.A. Amos 1st Lt. USAF) Self (as C.A. Amos 1st Lt. USAF)   See fewer
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Harold Benedict
Lt. Pete Gevers (as H.L. Benedict S/Sgt. USAF) Lt. Pete Gevers (as H.L. Benedict S/Sgt. USAF)   See fewer
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H.W. Briggs
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D.G. Devine
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L.E. Dixon
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B.L. Hendrickson
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D. Kogel
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S.I. Rice
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J.E. Stratton
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Eva Marie Andres
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Arno Assmann
Ernst Brandenbacher (uncredited) Ernst Brandenbacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Almut Bachmann
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Kemp Batchelor
Martin (uncredited) Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harald Benesch
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Heinrich Berg
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Ulla Best
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Bert Brandt
German NCO (uncredited) German NCO (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinz Bruening
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Don Devine
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Jochen Diestelmann
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Erich Ebert
Freddy (uncredited) Freddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geza Esterhazy
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Ulrich Folkmar
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Otto Friebel
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Gert Fröbe
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Loni Heuser
Fritzi Kollwitz (uncredited) Fritzi Kollwitz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eva Maria Hoppe
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Fiedl (uncredited) Fiedl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erik Jelde
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Katja Jobs
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Klaus Kinski
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Liselotte Kirschbaum
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Til Kiwe
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Sonja Kosta
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Klaus W. Krause
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Maria Landrock
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Herbert Lehnert
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Elisabeth Millberg
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Willy Niklaus
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Wolf Petersen
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Charles Regnier
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Von Schmiedel
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Arnulf Schröder
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Liselotte Steinweg
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Peter Struwel-Bruck
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Bert Ude
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Peter Martin Urtel
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7.2 / 10 | 2,482 votes